Fivium Hack Day

Friday 9th March 2018
from 9am

The Fivium Hack Day is an opportunity to play with new technology, work with new people, and building something cool, useful or interesting.


Echo Spot

Whether you're a newcomer to turning your home into an always-listening Orwellian dystopia or you've already submitted to the inevitable, the brand-new Echo Spot will help you get the latest news updates, listen to music, and share all your deepest secrets with the American government in style.

Sonos PLAY:1

With this Wi-Fi enabled smart speaker you'll be able to listen to music so loudly that you won't even be able to hear your neighbours banging on your walls and shouting at you to stop playing that music so loudly.

Philips Hue Starter Kit

Incorporating the latest in not-having-to-get-up-to-turn-off-the-lights technology, this Hue starter kit contains 3 RGB bulbs, a Hue Bridge and a dimmer switch. You can even schedule your lights to come on and off while you're on holiday, which yeah you could do with a £5 timer switch from Maplin but that doesn't have Wi-Fi does it?

Futher prizes to be announced


Friday 9thth March

9am Get set up in the board room
10am Introduction Brief introduction, what to do and what not to do
10:15am Hacking begins
12pm - 1pm Lunch
6pm Food TBD, but usually pizza - let Matt or Jon know if you have any dietary requirements
8pm Demo time Show off what you made (5 mins per demo)
9pm Voting/Prizes Vote for the demo you liked best, prizes given out
9:30pm Home/Pub


I want to come, what do I need to do?

Please fill in the Doodle poll so we can get an idea of numbers.

What should I bring?

Project ideas, a laptop, power supply, any other hardware you might want to make a hack with

I'm not a developer, can I take part?

Yes! You can buddy up with a dev, try your hand at programming yourself with our help, contribute project ideas, or test other people's projects.

Hack Ideas

Here are some ideas to get you started. Let Matt or Jon know if you have any more ideas you want to add. You can also have a look at this Confluence page full of product ideas